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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Trespass offeringTribulation
Additional Resources
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
Asher, The Tribe of
Benjamin, Tribe of
Dan, The Tribe of
Ephraim, Tribe of
Gad, The Tribe of
Issachar, The Tribe of
Judah, The Tribe of
Manasseh, The Tribe of
Naphtali, The Tribe of
Reuben, The Tribe of
Simeon, The Tribe of
Zebulun, The Tribe of
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, The tribe of
Judah, Tribe of
Naphtali, Tribe of
Reuben, Tribe of
Simeon, The tribe of
Zebulun, Tribe of
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
Benjamin, The tribe of
Gad, The tribe of
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Dan (1), Dan, Tribe of
Greek - tribe, tribes
Hebrew - tribe, half-tribe, tribes
Hebrew - tribe, tribes
Hebrew - tribe, half-tribe, tribes
Hebrew - half-tribe
Hebrew - half-tribe

A collection of families descending from one ancestor. The "twelve tribes" of the Hebrews were the twelve collections of families which sprang from the sons of Jacob. In Matthew 24:30 the word has a wider significance. The tribes of Israel are referred to as types of the spiritual family of God (Revelation 7). (See ISRAEL, KINGDOM OF; JUDAH, KINGDOM OF .)

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Tribe'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1897.


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